President Donald Trump visited San Diego today. Planning to join him was Republican Duncan Hunter, U.S. Representative for California’s 50th District, who accepted an invitation to meet with President Trump at the site where the President planned to inspect prototypes for a controversial proposed border wall.
Hunter spoke with Take Two a few hours before his planned meeting with the President, noting the substantial overlap between his politics and those of Mr. Trump:
A lot of my constituency see me ... and Trump on the same page on a lot of these issues, because we are. I don't have to make myself fit into the Trump Doctrine. That's the way that I live life. So I'm happy with what Trump's doing. I'm even happy with the steel tariffs, I'm happy with him protecting American jobs, fighting against the Russians and the Chinese dumping steel in our markets.
Hunter also talked about national security, relations between San Diego and Mexico, an FBI investigation into Hunter's alleged misuse of campaign funds and whether an association with the President may affect Hunter's reelection chances.
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